2014 Africa Reading Challenge

Everyone should add this important reading site to their Browser. Furthermore, this reading challenge is a good way to further expand your reading experience. Go for it! I intend to make certain there are at least five books on my 2014 Reading List. Right now it looks like I only have two books by African authors on my list so I need a few more. Any suggestions?

Kinna Reads

Welcome to the Africa Reading Challenge.

This will be the second time that I’m hosting the Africa Reading Challenge.  Details and requirements are the same this year as for the 2012 Africa Reading Challenge, which started with:

“I have absolutely no reason for hosting nor urging you to participate in this challenge save for the joy of discovering and reading African literature!”

Here are the details:

Challenge Period

January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014


The entire African continent, including its island-states, which are often overlooked. Please refer to this Wikipedia “list of sovereign states and dependent territories in Africa”. Pre-colonial empires and regions are also included.

Reading Goal

5 books.  That’s it.  There will be no other levels.  Of course, participants are encouraged to read more than 5 books.  Eligible books include those which are written by African writers, or take place in Africa, or are…

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One thought on “2014 Africa Reading Challenge

  1. I recommend Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi wa Thiong’o. It a big book (I don’t know why one feels the need to apologize when recommending a big book)! Thanks for the reblog and for joining the Challenge.


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